Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Watch Repair

Clocks have been around for a very long time. When you think about it, a wristwatch is simply a small clock you wear on your wrist. Bet you never thought of it that way before, right?

How did clock makers and repairers keep clocks running smooth in ancient times? Butter. And it works for watches too.

When you take off the back of your watch you will usually see a bunch of springs and gears. Looks complicated, doesn't it? Well, really it's not. BTW, if you are not seeing a bunch of doodads in there, chances are you may have a "digital" watch. This is like a robot clock on your arm. Good news. Butter may work for your digital watch too.

Simply put a pat of butter (about the size of the kind you would get at a nice restaurant like Sambo's or Denny's) onto your watch's inner workings (guts). Allow it to melt in at room temperature.

It is important that you do not microwave your watch. I know there are fix-it tales of microwaving watches that are running slow. This may work, but don't combine these two home remedies. Better to be safe than sorry.

After the butter has melted in, put the back back on your watch. Make sure you wear a short sleeve shirt for a while. For some reason, this technique does not work with margarine.

As usual, this superbadvice may or may not work. It may destroy your watch. You may run out of butter. If you do, it's your fault, not mine. OK?

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